Possibly naive/metaprogrammer take on style guides: we should share code as ASTs & every user should bring their own pretty printer (style preferences) to how they view it as text.
Yes, even to how names/ids are compounded from word chains.

I had a few minutes so I wrote up a basic outline of this in more detail. I'm certainly not the first person to think of this but it's a shame I've never seen it gain widespread support. blog.shivoa.net/2017/11/tabs-v

@shivoa Hmm good thought. Probably the reason is inertia; large parts of programming have not changed for decades in this regard. For example, why I can't put pictures into code comments (diagrams, explanations, etc.)? And so on.

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